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Scholarships for U.S. Citizens/Eligible Non-Citizens

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Fordham University commits significant funds to support scholarships. Awards are made on a competitive basis taking into consideration academic and performance profiles, need, leadership, and other factors.

These four-year scholarships may be received for up to eight semesters (fall and spring only). The first five scholarships below are the most competitive. They are awarded to our top applicants upon admission.

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to entering traditional freshmen who generally rank in the top 1 to 2 percent in their high school class. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to the top 20 admitted students each year. 

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of excellent academic achievement in high school, test scores and personal characteristics.
 

What is the range of the awards?

This scholarship augments gift aid from all sources to cover the full tuition cost each year (fees not included) for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham. Other sources may include the Federal Pell Grant, state assistance, and other resources. The scholarship will be adjusted for only one half of other non-tuition-specific outside resources or scholarships. The remaining half may be used for additional educational expenses.

Presidential awards also cover the average cost of a double room or actual charges, whichever is less (excluding meal plans and fees), if the student lives on campus.

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP application (New York state residents only), maintaining full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

Excellence in Theatre Scholarship

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The Excellence in Theatre Scholarship is awarded to the top two theatre admits.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of excellent academic achievement in high school, test scores and personal characteristics. 

What is the range of the awards?

This scholarship augments gift aid from all sources to cover the full tuition cost each year (fees not included) for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham. Other sources may include the Federal Pell Grant, state assistance, and other resources. The scholarship will be adjusted for only one half of other non-tuition-specific outside resources or scholarships. The remaining half may be used for additional educational expenses.

The awards also cover the average cost of a double room or actual charges, whichever is less (excluding meal plans and fees), if the student lives on campus. 

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP application (New York state residents only), maintaining full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct. The Excellence in Theatre Scholarship is also renewable provided the student continues to be a theatre major.

Fordham Scholarship for Semifinalists

The Fordham Scholarship for Semifinalists is awarded to finalists and semifinalists in the National Merit or National Hispanic Recognition competitions who are entering freshmen, have an A or A- average, and are in the top 2-3% of all admitted students.

What is the range of the awards?

This scholarship augments gift aid from all sources to cover the full tuition cost each year (fees not included) for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham. Other sources may include the Federal Pell Grant, state assistance, and other resources. The scholarship will be adjusted for only one half of other non-tuition-specific outside resources or scholarships. The remaining half may be used for additional educational expenses.

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP application (New York state residents only), maintaining full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

Dean's Scholarship

Group of Students Working around Lab BenchThe Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to entering traditional freshman on the basis of having attained a solid A or A- average, high academic performance in a competitive curriculum, and above 1490 on a 1600 scale or its equivalent on standardized testing. (Note: This number represents the minimum score converted to the new SAT scale.)

Recipients are among the top 10 percent of all admitted students.

 

What is the range of the awards?

The scholarship is an annual award of at least $10,000 for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

Students who demonstrate need on both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS PROFILE) may receive awards that range up to approximately $30,000.

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP application (New York state residents only), maintaining full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

Fordham Theatre Scholarship

The Fordham Theatre Scholarship is awarded to students based on both talent and financial need. All entering freshmen candidates for admission who are theatre majors are considered for the scholarship.

What is the range of the awards?

If the student meets the academic and talent criteria, the theatre scholarship can range from $7,000 to full tuition minus any other tuition specific aid for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham. 

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct. The student must also continue to be a theatre major.

 

Loyola Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to entering traditional freshmen and transfer students who show high academic performance and leadership ability and have not been offered one of the scholarships described above. 

What is the range of the awards?

The Loyola Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 is an annual award which will be applied toward tuition charges for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

National Science Foundation ASPIRES Scholarships (ASPIRES)

These scholarships are awarded to entering Fordham College at Rose Hill first year students (full-time) who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who demonstrate strong academic performance, declare an interest in a STEM major on their applications, and have financial need.

What is Range of Awards?

The ASPIRES Scholarships range from $1,000-$10,000 per year based on financial need. The ASPIRES Scholarship is an annual award.  The first year of study is funded by the National Science Foundation and the second through fourth years of study is funded by Fordham.

The ASPIRES Scholarship will be applied toward tuition charges for undergraduate students enrolled in a STEM major in Fordham College at Rose Hill.

What is the Renewal Process

To renew this award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), continue to demonstrate financial need, maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct and be enrolled in a program of study leading to a STEM degree.

Jogues Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to entering traditional freshmen who show high academic performance and leadership ability and have not been offered one of the scholarships described above. 

What is the range of the awards?

The Jogues Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 is an annual award which will be applied toward tuition charges for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

What is the renewal Process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

UPS Foundation Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to high-performing students from underrepresented groups based on both need and merit.

What is the range of the awards?

UPS Foundation Scholarships generally range from $2,000 to $7,000 per year which will be applied toward tuition charges for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct.

Rev. George McMahon, S.J. Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student who is ranked at or near the top of their high school class and demonstrates; excellent academic achievement in high school, strong test scores, extracurricular involvement, personal characteristics such as leadership, an orientation to service as well as financial need. 

What is the Range of the Awards?

The scholarship will augment the recipient’s total financial aid package to cover the full cost of attendance.

What is the renewal process?

To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS Student Aid Payment Application (New York State residents only), maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, demonstration of financial need and compliance with the University’s policies and Code of Conduct.